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Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
Styles: Classical, Marching Band

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Jay J In Home
Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
Styles: Classical, Marching Band

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-60
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

BM, Northern Illinois University, Trombone Performance; Grad 2009 Cum Laude BM, Northern Illinois University, Music Education; Grad 2009 Cum Laude MM, California State University Northridge, Wind Conducting (Exp. Grad: 2016)

Awards:

2005-2009 Northern Illinois School of Music Merit Scholarship

Principal Trombone, Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra 08-09

2013 Awarded Principal Trombone, Bakersfield Symphony Position (Currently held)

2014 California State University Northridge Merit Scholarship

2014 California State University Northridge Tuition Waiver

 

Overview:

I discovered at a young age a passionate love for music and music making and have had a joy and blessing to be able to share that love with audiences and students alike. I graduated Cum Laude from Northern Illinois University in 2009 with two degrees in trombone performance and music education. Performing with a variety of world-class musicians has been a privilege and a joy that I try to share with my students. A big part of my education was performing with and learning from incredible musicians and from that I had some incredible experiences. I have performed in most everything from orchestras to rock bands and through that experience I have learned what it takes to really "make music". 

EXPERIENCE

One of the pillars of learning that I hold to from my own experience as a private lesson student is the pursuit of excellence. I have been teaching individual lessons consistently for the last 8 years, and in that time I have learned that no two students are alike. I understand that each student requires my individual attention and focus and through that focus I make it a priority to learn how my student learns in order to provide the best, most fun experience they can have learning music and developing their skills. I believe that learning music can be compared to learning a language, sport, or skill; it requires consistent practice. Through developing a realistic practice regiment with my students, and providing a tailored instructional system for them I have seen incredible gains in student's personal acheivement and the realization of their musical goals.

METHODS USED

For beginning students who are not musically literate, I emphasize a program that focuses on the aquisition of skills to read music proficiently followed by a basic program that helps students get the basics of their instrument down. For intermediate musicians, I focus more on taking their basic skills and expanding on them to help them discover new abilities and progress further in their musical development. This will include playing basic to intermediate solos, etudes to develp musicianship, scales (done fun!), sight-reading, and duets. For more advanced musicians, I focus on really refining their skills to make every aspect of their playing as excellent as possible. Part of these lessons is required recording and review of lessons in order to make huge gains in personal musicianship by being made aware of playing habits. 

LESSON STYLE

Absolutely the most important thing that happens for me in a private lesson is to see a development in a student's personal relationship with music. Through having students record personal goals at each lesson I have seen how fast students can learn to meet and in many cases exceed these goals. I know from experience how good it feels to work hard at a musical goal that I accomplish and it is not only my joy as a teacher but an important focus of mine to celebrate those successes with my students.

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